The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Engineer
Rank 684 695 713
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 216 210 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 180 159 147
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.01%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 211 £46,000 -8.00% 18
London +38 97 £55,000 +2.80% 12
South East +9 52 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Yorkshire +17 30 £37,500 -25.00%
Surrey +12 24 £52,500 +23.52% 2
North Yorkshire - 21 £37,500 -
Berkshire +1 14 £42,500 -19.04% 1
East of England -2 11 £42,500 -5.55%
North West +2 10 £48,750 -11.76%
Guildford - 10 £55,000 -
Hampshire +14 9 £45,000 -10.89% 1
City of London +13 9 £62,500 +7.75%
Reading -1 8 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Leeds +9 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Bedfordshire +3 7 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire 0 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Cheshire -2 7 £50,000 -4.76%
Portsmouth - 7 £45,000 - 1
Bedford +8 6 £52,500 -
Wiltshire -2 6 £45,000 -14.28%
South West -9 6 £45,000 -14.28%
Salisbury - 6 £45,000 -
Northwich - 5 £80,000 -
West Midlands -32 4 £35,000 -26.31%
Leamington Spa - 4 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £35,000 -
Reigate +19 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Scotland +9 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Staines - 3 £46,000 -
Bolton - 3 £37,000 -

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 411 (91.33%) Network Security
2 364 (80.89%) Firewall
3 333 (74.00%) Cisco
4 253 (56.22%) Cisco Certification
5 232 (51.56%) CheckPoint
6 181 (40.22%) Cisco ASA
7 153 (34.00%) CCNP
8 143 (31.78%) WAN
9 137 (30.44%) CCNA
10 135 (30.00%) LAN
11 126 (28.00%) TCP/IP
12 114 (25.33%) F5
13 112 (24.89%) Juniper
14 111 (24.67%) VPN
15 97 (21.56%) CISSP
16 81 (18.00%) Wireless
16 81 (18.00%) CCSA
17 80 (17.78%) Linux
18 78 (17.33%) Fortinet
19 70 (15.56%) DNS
19 70 (15.56%) Data Centre
20 69 (15.33%) Windows
21 63 (14.00%) BGP
21 63 (14.00%) Degree
22 62 (13.78%) HP
23 61 (13.56%) Citrix
23 61 (13.56%) ITIL
23 61 (13.56%) Finance
24 58 (12.89%) MPLS
24 58 (12.89%) Microsoft

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
Applications
1 41 (9.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) IaaS
2 1 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 411 (91.33%) Network Security
2 364 (80.89%) Firewall
3 181 (40.22%) Cisco ASA
4 143 (31.78%) WAN
5 135 (30.00%) LAN
6 126 (28.00%) TCP/IP
7 111 (24.67%) VPN
8 81 (18.00%) Wireless
9 70 (15.56%) DNS
10 63 (14.00%) BGP
11 58 (12.89%) MPLS
12 54 (12.00%) OSPF
12 54 (12.00%) SSL
12 54 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 50 (11.11%) DHCP
14 42 (9.33%) HTTP
15 39 (8.67%) EIGRP
16 34 (7.56%) Wireshark
17 32 (7.11%) SMTP
18 31 (6.89%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (6.00%) Metasploit
General
1 61 (13.56%) Finance
2 39 (8.67%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.22%) Law
4 13 (2.89%) Banking
5 11 (2.44%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.89%) Back Office
7 3 (0.67%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.89%) JSP
2 4 (0.89%) Middleware
3 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.22%) Web Services
3 1 (0.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 31 (6.89%) Computer Science
4 26 (5.78%) CESG
5 22 (4.89%) Hedge funds
6 17 (3.78%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.33%) SecurID
9 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.89%) CMDB
11 3 (0.67%) RMADS
11 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.44%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.44%) Clustering
13 1 (0.22%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.22%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.22%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.22%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 80 (17.78%) Linux
2 69 (15.33%) Windows
3 14 (3.11%) UNIX
4 2 (0.44%) Solaris
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.56%) ITIL
2 57 (12.67%) Penetration Testing
3 48 (10.67%) Information Security
4 44 (9.78%) Load Balancing
5 39 (8.67%) SIEM
6 29 (6.44%) Network Monitoring
7 28 (6.22%) Risk Management
8 25 (5.56%) Change Management
9 21 (4.67%) Network Design
10 20 (4.44%) Ethical Hacking
10 20 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (3.78%) Security Hardening
13 16 (3.56%) Security Architecture
14 15 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (3.33%) Cyber Security
14 15 (3.33%) Project Management
15 14 (3.11%) DDoS Mitigation
16 13 (2.89%) Problem Management
16 13 (2.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.44%) Perl
2 32 (7.11%) Python
3 29 (6.44%) SQL
4 22 (4.89%) PHP
5 21 (4.67%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 253 (56.22%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (34.00%) CCNP
3 137 (30.44%) CCNA
4 97 (21.56%) CISSP
5 81 (18.00%) CCSA
6 63 (14.00%) Degree
7 51 (11.33%) CCSE
8 48 (10.67%) CCIE
9 45 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 25 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 18 (4.00%) SC Cleared
11 18 (4.00%) CCDP
12 14 (3.11%) CEH
13 12 (2.67%) CISM
14 7 (1.56%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.11%) CCSP
15 5 (1.11%) MCSE
15 5 (1.11%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.78%) SLA
3 10 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.89%) COBIT
4 4 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (6.00%) vSphere
2 16 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.44%) ProxySG
4 7 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.44%) Snort
7 1 (0.22%) Firmware
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 42 (9.33%) FortiGate
2 25 (5.56%) Nessus
3 13 (2.89%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (1.78%) MOM
5 7 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.44%) Nmap
7 2 (0.44%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 333 (74.00%) Cisco
2 232 (51.56%) CheckPoint
3 114 (25.33%) F5
4 112 (24.89%) Juniper
5 78 (17.33%) Fortinet
6 62 (13.78%) HP
7 61 (13.56%) Citrix
8 58 (12.89%) Microsoft
9 50 (11.11%) Blue Coat
10 30 (6.67%) McAfee
11 25 (5.56%) Riverbed
12 21 (4.67%) SolarWinds
13 19 (4.22%) Brocade
14 18 (4.00%) VMware
15 16 (3.56%) Aruba
16 12 (2.67%) Mitel
16 12 (2.67%) ProCurve
16 12 (2.67%) Barracuda Networks
17 10 (2.22%) Dell
18 9 (2.00%) SonicWALL
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